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Neglected Dog Lived a Life of Fear Until She Met Baby Archie

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Nora is an 8-year-old rescue dog who had been abused so bad in her life that she lived in fear of everyone and everything. That was until she met 11 month old Archie, and her life changed forever.

Elizabeth Spence and her husband describe themselves as a living a life with life with three kids, three rescue cats, and three rescue dogs. She tells The Dodo that the family has a hard time saying no when they see an animal in need. “At any time of day you’re likely to find a pile of kids, cats, and/or dogs lying about the house somewhere,” she explained to The Dodo.

And though all the animals love all the kids (and vice versa), there is one friendship that is so special it’s been making headlines around the world. Nora is a rescue dog who suffered a traumatic start to life, which left her skittish and living in fear. When she met baby Archie, she felt peace for the first time.

Elizabeth explains that something about Archie makes Nora feel calm, and the dog never leaves his side. Archie is now 17-months-old, and the pair is still impossible to separate. “If Archie is having a bath, Nora is lying on the bath mat waiting for him to get out,” Elizabeth explained. “If I’m nursing him, she wants up on my lap, too. If he’s going through my cupboards throwing all the dishes on the floor, she’ll be there cheering him on.”

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It's been a tough couple of weeks. It's HOT outside, Archie has had a raging cold, he's cutting all his molars and he seems to be suffering a nasty case of post-traumatic separation anxiety since his last check up and vaccination at the paediatrician. In other words, there have been A LOT of tears and a complete refusal to let me out of his sight for a even a minute. Thank you @brittin.claire.prior for recommending Young Living Essential Oils (@younglivingeo). Lavender, Peppermint, Frankincense, Purification… I've been diffusing pretty much anything and everything these past few days to put Archie's little body and mind at ease. I'm thrilled to finally see a bonafide smile on his face here and my fingers are crossed that we might finally be turning around a happier corner! 😊 #yleo #rescuedog #adoptdontshop

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Let’s hope the continue brightening each other’s lives for years to come!

This post was written by Holly Royce. For more, check out our sister site Now to Love.

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